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The Republic of Boinksberg

“Don't be a dick.”

Category: Democratic Socialists
Civil Rights:
Average
Economy:
Very Strong
Political Freedoms:
Average

Regional Influence: Shoeshiner

Location: the South Pacific

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Boinksberg

Population1.368 billion

LeaderTehBoink
FaithChurch of Wonk

CurrencyBob
AnimalKitten

The Republic of Boinksberg is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by TehBoink with an even hand, and notable for its daily referendums, irreverence towards religion, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate population of 1.368 billion Boinksbergians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The enormous, socially-minded government prioritizes Education, although Administration, Healthcare, and Environment are also considered important, while Defense and Spirituality receive no funds. The average income tax rate is 84.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The very strong Boinksbergian economy, worth 114 trillion Bobs a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is highly specialized, is mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Cheese Exports, and Trout Farming. Average income is 83,416 Bobs, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Religious people are committed to mental institutions for treatment, police struggle to solve crimes due to the lack of fingerprint records, the native owl population is in permanent hibernation, and sex education has become an intricate maze of stick figures and complex metaphors. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Boinksberg's national animal is the Kitten, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Church of Wonk.

Boinksberg is ranked 15,632nd in the world and 453rd in the South Pacific for Most Cultured, scoring 92 on the Snufflebottom-Wiggendum Pentatonic Scale.

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Most Secular: 1,516thTop
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2,630thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 3,022ndMost Influential: 3,426thMost Pacifist: 4,149thSafest: 4,889thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 5,040thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 5,217thMost Compassionate Citizens: 5,411thNicest Citizens: 5,707thLeast Corrupt Governments: 6,019thBest Weather: 7,601stMost Advanced Public Education: 8,352ndTop
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Most Inclusive: 8,565thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 8,603rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 8,699thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 9,523rdMost Beautiful Environments: 9,646thHighest Average Tax Rates: 10,262ndLongest Average Lifespans: 10,722ndLargest Welfare Programs: 10,768thMost Cheerful Citizens: 10,837thLowest Crime Rates: 11,789thLargest Publishing Industry: 11,968thMost Income Equality: 12,033rdHealthiest Citizens: 12,806thMost Cultured: 15,632ndSmartest Citizens: 15,763rd
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Most Secular: 62nd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 63rd in the regionTop
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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 111th in the regionMost Pacifist: 146th in the regionSafest: 151st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 156th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 194th in the regionNicest Citizens: 203rd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 222nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 231st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 235th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 239th in the regionBest Weather: 242nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 257th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 291st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 294th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 309th in the regionMost Inclusive: 312th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 323rd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 328th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 340th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 342nd in the regionTop
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Most Influential: 388th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 406th in the regionNudest: 442nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 446th in the regionMost Cultured: 453rd in the regionLargest Governments: 466th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 486th in the regionMost Income Equality: 496th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 499th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 537th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 551st in the region

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